Featured Photo – The Door of Perception: Joshua Tree

The Door of Perception:  Joshua Tree

“Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Door to Joshua Tree

The Door to Joshua Tree

Desert art.  A lot of people use old doors as fences out in the desert.  Seems appropriate. During sundown, I especially liked the way the sun glinted off the broken glass. But I also liked the philosophical possibilities that doors in the open impart.

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” – Aldous Huxley

Sundown. I wanted to capture the light of the setting sun, but also catch the detail of the glass with my speedlight.

This photo was taken with a Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash off-camera (wireless) since we were facing the setting sun, and it would have been extremely dark otherwise.

“A small key opens big doors” – Turkish proverb

Equipment:  Nikon D90, 18-200mm VR Nikkor lens